£59 – Country inn stay near Cotswolds w/breakfast, 41% off

The Cartwright Hotel
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Escape to The Cartwright Hotel in Aynho, a little village near Banbury, on the borders of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. Bed-and-breakfast breaks are now £59 -- that's up to 41% cheaper than usual -- and include:

What's Included

  • Accommodation in a Standard Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • It's £69 to stay in a Premier Room
  • Saturdays are an extra £10 (limited availability)
  • You can book extra nights with breakfast for the same prices

Why We Love It

  • This converted coaching inn is between Banbury and Oxford in the village of Aynho, known as the Apricot Village due to the abundance of fruit trees
  • The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling landscape and chocolate-box villages, is 20 minutes' drive away
  • There's a cosy bar with a flagstone floor and a wood-burning stove


The Cartwright Hotel is a former coaching inn dating from the 16th century. It is near the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border between Banbury and Oxford in the quintessentially English village of Aynho, known affectionately as the Apricot Village due to the abundance of fruit trees. Legend has it that villagers in the cottages used to give apricots to the lords of the manor as rent.

Broughton Castle -- a grand, moated manor house with ornamental gardens -- is around 15 minutes' drive away, or you can visit the Cotswolds countryside, Silverstone Circuit or Bicester Village designer shopping outlet, which are all within 20 minutes' drive of the hotel.

Bletchley Park, the British Motor Museum and Waddesdon Manor -- a 19th-century country house built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château -- are all less than 35 minutes away by car.

The hotel features an oak-beamed real-ale bar with a flagstone floor and a wood-burning stove, and dishes served in the candlelit restaurant are made from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Bedrooms are individually designed and have free Wi-Fi.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 41% Off

£59 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Fri 1 Feb-30 Apr; +£10 Sat

Enjoyed This
(305 Member Ratings)
"the hospitality food very good"
13. Feb 2019
Lytham Saint Annes, UK

Getting There

Parking is free. Junction 10 of the M40 is a 10-minute drive away, and Banbury railway station is a 15-minute drive.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(305 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Oxfordshire Hotels LTD (t/a The Cartwright Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the hospitality food very good
Other Comments
enjoyed our stay immencely helped by the manager and her staff
peter 13. Feb 2019 Lytham Saint Annes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Cosy. Polite and helpful staff. Fab menu
Michell 11. Feb 2019 March, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely quiet rooms, in a courtyard away from the road. Friendly, helpful staff. Wonderful food.
Jackie 20. Dec 2018 Nottingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The desert was lovely and good choice for breakfast.
Other Comments
Fan heaters as rads not working, vegetarian option of veggie burger was two fritters in a bun but was soooo greasy. Room was a bit tired looking. Could have been amazing though. Loud him through the night, not sure if upstairs room had fan heaters too which were running all night and vibration through floor ??
Sally 19. Dec 2018 Liphook, UK
Enjoyed Most
Caroline and her staff were always very helpful. Plenty of hot water. Beds were comfortable. Breakfasts were plentiful. Location was quiet and convenient.
Other Comments
The bedroom and bathroom would benefit from refurbishment. Updating the bathroom, replacing the windows, fresher decoration and similar would transform the rooms, reduce heating costs and merit a higher price per stay. One example was the electric bathroom heated towel radiator, The connection to which was bound in black tape and had clearly leaked onto the floor at some point.
M 16. Dec 2018 Melton Constable, UK
Enjoyed Most
The bed was very comfortable. Tea making facilities in the room and staff happy to top up tea, milk, sugar if needed. Very good breakfast menu and we ate in both nights.
Other Comments
All staff members very attentive and helpful. Two local walks are suggested in the room brochure, we did one and found it very easy to follow. Many other places of interest within easy reach. We would certainly go back again.
Nick 15. Dec 2018 Guildford, UK
Enjoyed Most
choice of breakfast menu.lovely T=Bone steak
Other Comments
disabled parking not clear enough and too narrow
keith 14. Dec 2018 bristol, UK
Enjoyed Most
The general manager Caroline was extremely warm and helpful, making us feel special. The food was excellent
Other Comments
A lovely relaxing break and very handy for Bicester village and a little shopping therapy.
Brenda 12. Dec 2018 Eastleigh, UK
Enjoyed Most
The meals we had in the restaurant were delicious. Perfectly cooked as always and a very reasonable price. Breakfast was included and was freshly cooked.
Other Comments
This is our 3rd time and we will definitely be returning! The staff are very friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are beautifully clean and cosy. We are always made to feel very welcome. Looking forward to our next visit.
Carol 10. Dec 2018 Camberley, UK
Other Comments
General Manager went out of her way to make you feel welcome and to ensure that everything was okay for us
john 10. Dec 2018 Bristol, UK

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